Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village
We had been looking forward to exploring this Pumpkin Patch located inside the Dallas Arboretum, and we were thrilled to have gone on a day with perfect weather conditions. Many parents had their kids there, dressed in adorable little outfits, to do mini family photo shoots. The babies in the dragon and pumpkin onesies were the cutest!
“DALLAS – As the hot summer cools, the Dallas Arboretum transforms into a beautiful fall
wonderland during Autumn at the Arboretum. This seasonal celebration runs from September 17 – November 23 and features fall flora as well as Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village– complete with her pumpkin-styled carriage awaiting fairytale photo ops. Fall is the perfect time for a picnic in the gardens with the family, a fun family photo or a leisurely stroll through the 150,000 blooming fall flowers and foliage plants.”
Inside this village you can explore, take pictures, play and buy pumpkins.
This year’s theme is “It’s a Fairy Tale World”, and Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village was imaginatively decorated with thousands of pumpkins forming four houses based on the classic fairytale. Using 1,200 pumpkins and gourds, the creators made houses depicting Cinderella’s ballroom, the rooms of Cinderella and her ugly stepsisters, and the Fairy Godmother’s home. We were impressed by the use of vegetables to bring these rooms to life.
In the middle of this village, was Cinderella’s beautiful life-sized white and gold Carriage. Clipped from giant shrubs are two full-size horses “pulling” the carriage.
The grounds of the arboretum are currently filled with more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds.
What a perfect little pumpkin!
Dr. Pompo’s Nose House
Interesting Facts ~ Pumpkins were once used as a cure for freckles and snake bites.
Texas is known nationally as the pumpkin capital of the US!
Some of these painted pumpkins seem to be looking at each other.
A hay maze.
… of course, I had to start a hay fight 🙂
The Fairy Godmother’s House.
View from inside the house.
Justin found his pumpkin!
The composition of these houses was very interesting. Wandering around reminded us of being kids as we walked through the mini doorways, and peered through the low windows.
What a cute idea for decorating tree trunks.
Can we take this big one….Pleeeease!?